Festive Cocktails Hit Liverpool

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Trattoria 51 is offering a true taste of Italy this Christmas with its festive tipple trio.

The popular OId Hall Street restaurant has put a seasonal spin on its signature Rossini cocktails to pay homage to the traditional yuletide colours and Italian flag of course.

Showcasing Verde Kiwi Rossini, Bianco Lemon Rossini and Rosso Strawberry Rossini, the fizz-based drinks collection can be enjoyed alone or aptly paired with the venue’s festive lunch and dinner menus.

General Manager and Co-Owner of Trattoria 51 Toni Karemanaj: “Year on year we like to put a seasonal twist on our food and drink offerings. Our assortment of refreshing Christmas cocktails will no doubt put our guests in the festive spirit whether they are visiting with friends, family or work colleagues alike.”

As part of Trattoria 51’s merriments, the restaurant will be serving up a selection of celebratory party menus ideal for group bookings and will once again open its doors on Christmas Day to provide a ‘big Italian family welcome’.

Festive cocktails are priced at £6.95 and are available throughout December. For more information about Trattoria 51 visit http://www.trattoria51.com or call 0151 236 4739.

Castle St Townhouse is getting into the festive spirit quite literally as part of its inaugural Christmas celebrations.

The all-day dining and drinking destination located in the city’s Commercial District has devised a merry medley of seasonal inspired cocktails.

Combining a series of sweet and indulgent Christmas concoctions, blends include (Gin, Fresh Lemon Juice, Gingerbread Syrup & Pomegranate Juice), (Vodka, Baileys, Milk, Cream & Chocolate Syrup), together with (Havana 3, Disaronno Amaretto, Ginger Syrup, Egg White & Cinnamon).

Owner and Director of Castle St Townhouse Jason McNeill said: “To celebrate our very first Christmas the Castle St Townhouse way, we wanted to put a subtle spin on our signature cocktails. Whether guests want sheer lavish indulgence or something a little more refreshing, our drinks trio has been created to offer a taste of holiday cheer. All three blends offer something totally different in order to excite all palates and tipple preferences.”

In addition to the Christmas cocktails, those wanting to enjoy a gloriously relaxed dining experience can choose from a diverse array of seasonal dishes that combine nostalgic flavours with a contemporary spin, courtesy of head chef Martin Simm.

For more information about Castle St Townhouse visit http://www.castlesttownhouse.co.uk or call 0151 363 7509.

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The Brink

The Brink is offering a festive experience to remember with its limited edition range of seasonal Mocktails and pitchers.

The revolutionary social venture, located on Parr Street, has devised the exclusive offering to run alongside its already impressive 130 drinks menu of alcohol-free smoothies, juices, fresh presses and soft beverages.

Festive flavours include Mulled Mixed Berry Punch, Brink Toddy, Spiced Cherry, Seasonal Sherbet, A Little Bit of Luxury, Margarita and Brink Panther.

General Manager of The Brink Carl Bell said: “We are thrilled to unveil our newest offering in the form of our yuletide mocktails and pitchers. Each of the drinks have been specially created using ingredients and flavours synonymous with Christmas and can be served up alone or as a pitcher, ideal for sharing with friends, family and colleagues alike. With the cooler season certainly upon us, we have also presented a selection of hot drinks in a bid to warm up our customers.”

The Brink’s festive mocktails are priced at £2.95 per glass or £9.95 per pitcher (serves four). For more information about The Brink visit http://www.thebrinkliverpool.com or call 0151 703 0582.

Berry Bros. & Rudd Gets Into The Christmas Spirit

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Berry Bros. & Rudd is getting into the festive spirit, unveiling a carefully selected range of hampers, wines and spirits for the season.

Britain’s oldest family-owned wine and spirit merchant has this year, revamped its Christmas collection, with a focus on its best selling hampers, whilst shining a spotlight on its spirits offering.

For Christmas 2016, Berry Bros. & Rudd has those tricky secret Santa gifts and special stocking fillers all sewn up. A selection of miniature bottles including favourites such as The King’s Ginger 50ml (£7.50), Good Ordinary Claret 37.5cl (£5.25) and No.3 London Dry Gin 100ml (£8.50) will ensure plenty of festive cheer.

Beautifully wrapped spirits gift packs are also available, perfect for the discerning gent. The King’s Ginger Gift Set, features a bottle of the spicy, warm liquor, which goes beautifully with sparkling wine, alongside a 1.5oz hip flask (£30). Bottled when it’s ready to drink, Speyside single malt, The Glenrothes Vintage 2001, is unlike anything else he will receive and is available as a gift set, alongside two glasses (£60).

Other highlights of this year’s range include the Chef’s Pantry Hamper, designed to cater to the true gourmand. It contains White Truffle and Porcini Sauce, Sapori Truffles, Himalayan Pink Gourmet Salt, and Pommery Moutarde de Meaux, alongside Berry Bros. & Rudd’s Reserve Red, Berry Bros. & Rudd’s Reserve White and Berry Bros. & Rudd Champagne (£100). For something to really impress, the Luxury Hamper is a roll-call of indulgence: a combination of the finest wines, to carry you through the Christmas feast, sit alongside delicious culinary treats like White Truffle Oil and Soft Italian Pistachio Nougat (£475).

As ever, in store, the Berry Bros. & Rudd experts, including seven Masters of Wine are available to guide customers through their drinks selections this Christmas. The buyers have compiled a definitive list of wines to serve throughout the season, whether at drinks parties, on Christmas Day itself or to give as thoughtful gifts. Wines are available to buy as a single bottle, in cases and also in mixed cases, presented in a gift box. Pre-mixed case selections start from £30 for three bottles of Berry Bros. & Rudd’s House Collection.

With stocking fillers from £5.25 and gifts selections from £30, Berry Bros. & Rudd has Christmas all wrapped up.

Divide Opinions This Winter With A Limited Edition Laphroaig Festive Jumper

christmas-jumper-mid-resTis the season for giving and sharing…opinions. Get into the spirit with a limited edition Laphroaig ® festive jumper. Whether it’s a gift for a loved one or a treat for yourself, this fun jumper is the ideal way to spark conversation around the dinner table this holiday season. Available from the Laphroaig ® online shop, wear it with pride and express your opinion on this divisive single malt, however wild or wonderful.

A SPECIAL SEASONAL RELEASE

Last year’s Laphroaig® festive jumpers sold out in just 24 hours and with only 1,000 limited edition jumpers available this winter, get your hands on one now before its too late! Embroidered with a seasonal Fair Isle pattern and the Laphroaig® #OpinionsWelcome™ slogan, this festive jumper is ideal for whisky enthusiasts who have an opinion and are not afraid to wear it.

LOVE IT OR HATE IT

Whether you love the medicinal flavours of Laphroaig® or hate its smoky scent, it cannot be denied that Laphroaig® divides opinion. #OpinionsWelcome™ celebrates the hugely varied descriptions of Laphroaig® and this unique festive jumper champions them, urging lovers (and haters) to profess their feelings for the whisky this winter.

The unisex Laphroaig® festive jumper is available in size S, M, L and XL. To get yours now, visit http://www.laphroaig.com/shop.
£30.00, AVAILABLE NOW FROM WWW.LAPHROAIG.COM/SHOP FOR DECEMBER DELIVERY

Sherry Christmas Everyone: Harveys Toast 220 Year Anniversary

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This Christmas, Britain’s favourite sherry turns 220 years young. Century-on-century generations have been enjoying a classic glass of Harveys. This year – the icing on the cake – Harveys was awarded Best Wine in the World by International Wine Challenge, the first Spanish wine ever to receive this award.

With a proven global iconic status, it’s no surprise then that bartenders have embraced sherry too. Some of the best mixologists in the country love sherry for its taste profile and versatility in cocktails. Their modern take on classic ways to enjoy sherry has contributed to a rise in new sherry drinkers, particularly in the capital.

Still, Christmas isn’t Christmas without Harveys Bristol Cream, a unique wine that has cemented its place as the most iconic festive drink in British households since its creation in 1882. Crafted from a delicate blend of wines from Jerez, it’s not only known for its nostalgia but for its golden deep amber colour, hint of festive spice and sweet raisin flavours. And with these delicious, easy serves, you’ll wonder how your drinks cart has missed this essential oldie but goodie for so long:

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Ingredients

50ml Harveys Bristol Cream sherry
Slice of orange
Ice cubes

Method

Pour Harveys Bristol Cream into glass filled with ice. Garnish with a slice of orange.

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Ingredients

50ml Harveys Bristol Cream
50ml Apple Juice
Dash of ginger ale
Cinnamon stick
Mint and apple slices to garnish

Method

Fill a glass with ice, Harveys Bristol Cream, apple juice.
Top up with a dash of ginger ale. Swirl with a cinnamon stick and leave in the glass. Garnish with a sprig of mint and apple slices.

Harveys Bristol Cream is best enjoyed chilled at 12°C in a wine glass or mix over ice with a slice of orange. Harveys Bristol Cream is widely available nationwide for £10, 750ml

For The Gin Lover – Ginvent, The Original Gin Fuelled Advent Calendar, Returns

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Fuelling the festive season with a juniper laced journey of discovery, hidden behind each door of the Ginvent calendar is a different 30ml dram of gin to be enjoyed.

Representative of Gin Foundry’s core mission to celebrate gin and help drinkers find their perfect tipple, the team works hard to ensure that Ginvent provides a different experience each year. New additions for 2016 include gins of every description, from an award-winning Finnish gin through to seemingly magical colour-changing gins, sloe gins, Navy Strength, Old Tom, Barrel Aged, fruit infused and more – allowing people to bring the wonders of gin home this Christmas.

Gin Foundry spent months of the year researching and sourcing the perfect gins for Ginvent, to make sure it provided a representative snapshot of the category’s depth, diversity and global reach – for 2016 quirkier offerings even include a gin which changes colour, mysteriously turning from blue to pink once mixed with tonic!

It really is the perfect way to explore the gin category and discover a new gin of choice – whether a gift for the gin enthusiast, or a personal incentive to get through you through the hectic holiday season, the calendar showcases all types of producers, from the artisanal and craft through to the more familiar, larger names.

RRP £124.95 from http://www.ginkiosk.com

The Snowball Is Back For Christmas 2016

Warninks, the UK’s number one Advocaat, best known as the hero ingredient in the Snowball cocktail, returns for the festive period with new twists to its famous serve.

As part of this year’s Warninks Christmas campaign, the brand has partnered with UK bartenders to show that the Snowball (advocaat, lemonade and lime) is perfectly suited to every Christmas occasion – whether it’s celebrating with friends at a yuletide party, enjoying a quiet drink during the pre-Christmas prep, or the start to a family festive feast.

The new takes on the Snowball, to be enjoyed at home, are as follows:

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THE SNOWBALL TO GET INTO THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

Enjoy whilst decorating the tree or wrapping gifts with your favourite Christmas song playing in the background

1. Shake 100ml of Warninks Advocaat and 50ml freshly squeezed lime juice or cordial together with ice, strain into a glass jar and top up with lemonade or soda and some cubed ice.

2. Decorate with a cinnamon stick tied with string or ribbon to the side of a glass mug or jam jar and finish with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top.

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THE SNOWBALL FOR PARTY LOVERS

Serve this decadent chocolate twist at your glamorous festive get-together

1. Moisten the rim of a wine glass and roll on a plate of chocolate powder until covered.

2. Shake 50ml of Warninks Advocaat and 25ml freshly squeezed lime juice or cordial together with ice, strain into the glass and top up with lemonade or soda.

3. Garnish with dark chocolate shavings.

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THE SNOWBALL FOR WINTER NIGHTS IN

Enjoy warming cinnamon and star anise whilst watching movies by the fire or as an aperitif at a Christmas dinner party

1. Shake 50ml of Warninks Advocaat and 25ml of freshly squeezed lime juice or cordial together with ice, strain into a coupe or martini glass and top up with lemonade or soda.

2. Delicately float a scroll of cinnamon bark and a whole star anise on top and finish with a sprinkle of cinnamon.

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THE SNOWBALL FOR THOSE WITH A SWEET TOOTH

Enjoy with a slice of Christmas cake

1. Shake 50ml Warninks Advocaat and 25ml freshly squeezed lime juice or cordial together with ice, strain into a glass mug and top up with lemonade or soda and some cubed ice.

2. Garnish with a gingersnap and lightly toasted mini marshmallows.

According to Matthijs Wilhelmus, Global Marketing Manager, Warninks, “Without Warninks, it just wouldn’t be Christmas. With more people experimenting at home with cocktails and looking for stylish drinks to serve over the festive period, we thought it was the perfect time show that there are more ways to enjoy the Snowball than with a glacé cherry on top.

“With only three key ingredients, the Warninks Snowball is quick and easy to make, and with some simple yet stylish garnishes, looks and tastes great. We hope these new twists on a popular drink loved for generations will inspire more people to try Warninks Advocaat this season.”

The Warninks Christmas campaign will run from 1st – 24th December and will be supported by OOH activity, a radio campaign on Heart and Smooth, as well as PR. Warninks branded Christmas jumpers will also be provided to on-trade and off-trade customers.

Warninks is available in Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrison’s, Waitrose, and any good convenience stores at an RRP of £11.00 for a 70cl.

Emporia Brands Release Their Festive Cocktail Recipes

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Here at Emporia Brands HQ, we asked a number of our award-winning brands to send us across their festive recipes, perfect to impress your friends and family with.

Ron Prohibido – ‘the forbidden rum’ – is a unique premium Latino rum from Mexico. Made in a traditional 12 year solera with a unique combination of column still rums, Ron Prohibido was, in the 17th century, shipped in used sweet wine barrels to Spain where the distinctive sweet and bitter taste it acquired during the voyage was much appreciated…so much so that local producers in Spain persuaded King Felipe V to ban it – hence “prohibido”, the forbidden rum. Now, over 300 years later, this delicious rum is available in the UK for the first time.

Try their simple ‘Prohibido’:

Glass: Mug

Ingredients:

60 ml Ron Prohibido
2 tsp caster sugar
½ cup hot fresh coffee
1 cinnamon stick
Orange zest

Method:

Stir the coffee and sugar until the sugar dissolves. Stir in Ron Prohibido and add the cinnamon and the strip of orange zest. Garnish with whipped cream, grated chocolate and grated orange zest.

 

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Prohibido

Osborne is one of the oldest and most prestigious wine and spirit producers in Spain. Founded in 1772 by Thomas Osborne Mann to supply sherry to the UK, it remains 100% family owned, and is now run by the seventh generation.

The brightest vinous jewels in Osborne’s considerable crown are the very old rare sherries (vors). these are exceptional sherries from very special soleras, all of which were established nearly two centuries ago, and the solera for Sibarita is in fact the oldest in Jerez, dating back well over 200 years to 1792. These precious sherries have found worldwide acclaim, and are found on the lists of top restaurants around the world.

Try out their ‘PX Reserve’ recipe:

Glass: Coupette

Ingredients:

40 ml Chairman’s Reserve
10 ml Osborne PX
2 dash Angostura

Method:

Stir all the ingredients within a mixing glass over ice, then strain into a coupette.

 

Founded in 1874, Gabriel Boudier is a family owned company famous around the world for its fruit liqueurs which are used by Michelin star chefs and in top cocktail bars in over 140 countries. Gabriel Boudier uses only the finest quality fresh fruit in its liqueurs with no artificial colourings, flavours or additives. In a unique process, the fruit is frozen immediately it is picked and then macerated six times a year to ensure the optimum freshness without oxidation.

Try their ‘Fruits of Dijon’ recipe:

Glass: Rocks

Ingredients:

30 ml Gabriel Boudier Ginger
50 ml Distil No.9 vodka
50 ml Cranberry juice
1 dash Angostura

Method:

Shake all the ingredients within an ice filled shaker and strain over a ice filled rocks glass. Garnish with cherry stick.

Ron Prohibido, Gabriel Boudier and Osborne PX are all available from all leading retailers including Whisky Exchange, Latitude, Gerry’s, Corks Out and Wine Rack.

For more information on all these brands and Emporia Brands, please visit http://www.emporiabrands.com

Follow Emporia Brands on Twitter @EmporiaBrandsUK or Facebook at www.facebook.com/EmporiaBrands

Follow Ron Prohibido on Twitter @RonProhibido or Facebook at www.facebook.com/RonProhibidoUK

Follow Gabriel Boudier on Twiiter @Gabriel_Boudier or Facebook at www.facebook.com/GabrielBoudierUK

 

Stuck For Christmas Cocktail Ideas?

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Fireside Flip

From Ryan Chetiyawardana’s new book Good Things to Drink: by Mr Lyan and Friends, published by Frances Lincoln, £20

Ingredients
1 Coin of ginger
1 Tablespoon honey
Just over 1 shot (30ml/ 1.2oz) sloe gin
1 shot (25ml/ 1oz) honeyed-style malt whisky (such as Highland Park 12 year old, or Aberfeldy 12 year old)
1 whole egg
Dash Angostura bitters
Cubed ice
Nutmeg, to finish
Chilled sherry glass

Method
Crush the ginger and honey in the shaker. Add the other ingredients and shake without ice, then shake with ice and double strain into your glass.
Garnish with fresh nutmeg

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Using a ginger jam or marmalade in place of the fresh ginger tempers some of its mild heat and draws forth a slightly more “golden” taste. You could try gently cooking down the ginger in the honey to tame some of its citric spice: this also adds an appealing new dimension to the drink.

Spiked Hot Chocolate

From Ryan Chetiyawardana’s new book Good Things to Drink: by Mr Lyan and Friends, published by Frances Lincoln, £20

Ingredients
1 Tablespoon charteuse
1 Tablespoon poire william
1 Teaspoon unrefined sugar
4 shots (100ml/ 4oz) whole milk
Pinch vanilla salt (a vanilla pod split and infused into sea salt for at least a day)
30g/ 1oz good dark chocolate
Nutmeg or cinnamon to finish
Pre warmed mug

Method
Pour the charteuse and poire williams into a pre-warmed mug.
Add the sugar, milk, vanilla salt and chocolate to a pot and heat. Whisk constantly but don’t allow to boil. When gently steaming, pour over the liqueurs in your mug and top with some freshly grated nutmeg or cinamon

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You can make this very condensed by using cream (as well as milk) with extra chocolate and serving much shorter. You can also layer in extra flavours by warming spices in the milk then straining them off- anise, basil, chilli and fruits all can be incorporated successfully into chocolate- and changing the liqueurs to match your tastes is a fine idea too.

Grand French Coffee
Grand French Coffee

Grand French Coffee, from Grand Marnier

This gourmet coffee combines GRAND MARNIER® liqueur’s round notes of hazelnut and toffee with the intensity of coffee for added smoothness. The delicate flavour of orange gives this flavourful combination all of its uniqueness.

Ingredients
Warmed GRAND MARNIER® liqueur 40 ml
Hot coffee 100 ml
Whipped cream
Glass: Mug

Method
Combine GRAND MARNIER® liqueur and coffee. Top lightly with whipped cream.
For a richer, more aromatic combination Pour in the heated liqueur first so that it becomes infused with the flavours of the coffee.

Tiny 10 Martini, from Tanqueray No. TEN

Ingredients
50ml Tanqueray No.TEN
35ml Pink Grapefruit Juice
10ml Sugar Syrup

Method
Add all ingredients to a shaker with cubed ice, shake and double strain in a highball glass and garnish with a grapefruit zest.
Hot Ginger Punch from Fever Tree

Ingredients (4 serves)
150ml Havana 7 Year Old (or suitable alternative)
600ml Fever-Tree Ginger Beer
200ml Fever-Tree Ginger Ale
15-20 cloves
6-10 Star Anise
1 vanilla pod
Orange peel

Method
Gently heat the rum, ginger beer and ginger ale in a suitable pot for 5-10mins. Do not bring to the boil.
Meanwhile, slice vanilla pod from top to bottom and add to the pot along with the rest of the spices and stir. Keep pot on a low heat.
Add a few twists of orange peel and gently stir to taste. Heat for further 5 minutes gently ensuring liquid does not come to boil.
Ladle punch into a small glass tankard along with spices and peel.

Festive RumButter Punch from Ron Zacapa

Ingredients (Per serve)
50ml Ron Zacapa
Small fingernail of butter
Pinch of any spice including cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, cardamom
10ml honey or Agave nectar
30ml hot water

Method
Add all ingredients to a Punch bowl, stir and serve

Christmas Cocktail
Christmas Cocktail

Christmas Cocktail
From aqua nueva, 5th Floor, 240 Regent Street (Entrance 30 Argyll Street), London W1B 3BR

Nico Peratinos, bar manager at aqua London: “During the festive season people treat themselves to rich foods and with this in mind I have created a unique Christmas cocktail using my favourite ingredients, chocolate and cheese. The cocktail combines the richness of cacao with warming notes of cherry liqueur and rum, mixed with egg white and double cream; finished with Parmesan cheese shavings to create an indulgent yet perfectly balanced cocktail.”

Ingredients
2 teaspoons of cacao
35ml rum
15ml cherry liqueur
20ml egg white
10ml double cream
10ml milk

Method
Blend all together and serve over ice in a tulip cup and garnish with parmesan cheese

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From Worship Street Whistling Shop, 63 Worship Street, London, EC2A 2DU

Ingredients
35ml Goatka (Ketel One Vodka and Goats Cheese)
25ml Spiced raspberry shrub
15ml Mead Grand Marnier Reduction
25ml Egg White
15ml Lemon Juice
Peychaud bitter

Method
Mix all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and double shake. Fine strain the mixture into a large coupe, and finish with 4 drops of peychaud bitter on the creamy foam topping.

 

Milk & Silk
Milk and Silk

Milk & Silk
From Worship Street Whistling Shop, 63 Worship Street, London, EC2A 2DU

Ingredients
700 ml Bourbon
525 ml Lemon juice
350 gr Oleo saccharum (Caster sugar and lemon peel mixed)
125 gr Roasted spelt
350 gr Barley malt extract
175 ml Gosling 151
175 ml Wray & Nephew
25 gr Cassia

Method
Mix the overproof rum and roasted spelt then blend. Add all the other ingredients, before adding boiling water to the mix to macerate. Let the mixture sit overnight at room temperature. The next day, strain the mixture using a large fine strainer, then add boiled milk in equal measure to the rest of the mixture. Let the mixture sit another day in the fridge then strain with a cheese cloth the next day. Serve chilled over ice.

 

White mulled wine
Mulled White Wine

Mulled White Wine
From Aubaine

Ingredients (serves 6)
1 lemon
1 orange
25g honey
175g sugar
3 star anise
6 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
150ml water
1 bottle white wine

Method
Cut the lemons and oranges into this quarter slices and add to a pan, before adding in the honey, sugar and star anise. Next, cut the cinnamon sticks lengthways in half again, and add to the pan. Heat all the ingredients on the stove until they begin to lightly caramelise, then add the water. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes, add the wine to the pan, and let it simmer for another 5 minutes.
Decant into a large soup dish and keep warm. Serve in a latte glass with a star anise and a quarter slice of orange to garnish.

 

The Yuletide
The Yuletide

The Yuletide
From: NOLA, 68 Rivngton Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3AY

Ingredients
Noix St Jean
Amontillado Sherry
Bulleit Rye
Galliano L’Autenico
Abbots Bitters
Orange Oil

Method
Stir ingredients together and serve

 

Or maybe the Tanqueray 10 gift pack might just be the present you need? Available at all good retails stores!

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The Irishman Release Their Festive Cocktail Creation

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The Irishman was founded in 1999 by Bernard and Rosemary Walsh, with the company specialising in producing and building innovative, authentic Irish spirit brands.  It is based in the heart of Ireland’s barley-growing and malting region, County Carlow. The Irishman whiskey range has won many gold medals at competitions internationally, including one of the highest ratings for any Irish whiskey in Jim Murray’s whisky bible.

The Founder’s Reserve is a unique take on the old Irish pot still whiskey and is the original and signature blend created by founder Bernard Walsh.  It is a blend of two styles, single malt (70%) and single pot still (30%).  It is the only blended Irish whiskey to be 100% from copper pot stills and is triple distilled and matured in bourbon casks.

This expressions works perfectly well for our Christmas tipple of choice –

Try our simple ‘Finding Christmas’:

Glass: Rocks

Ingredients:

50 ml The Irishman Founder’s Reserve
1 tablespoon honey
15 ml Monin Ginger
10 ml Lemon juice
Soda top

½ sprig of rosemary

Method:

Shake all the ingredients and strain into an ice filled rocks glass. Top with soda and the rosemary sprig for garnish.

The Irishman is available from all leading retailers including Whisky Exchange, Latitude, Gerry’s and Wine Rack.

For more information The Irishman and Emporia Brands, please visit http://www.emporiabrands.com

Follow The Irishman on Twitter @WalshWhiskey or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TheIrishmanWhiskey

La Cava Tequila Release Their Festive Cocktail Creation

Mexican Navidad

Don Agustin tequilas are Single Estate 100% agave premium tequilas for connoisseurs, all bottled on the Camarena family premises and widely available in the best tequila bars in the UK, including the famous Café Pacifico in London.

Its unique character in part derives from the unusual fermentation process which is rounded off with a malolactic fermentation, creating an altogether smoother taste profile.

La Cava 100% Agave Blanco is ideal for mixing in superior cocktails, such as this festive offering –

Try our simple ‘Mexican Navidad’:

Glass: Rocks

Ingredients:

50 ml La Cava Blanco
15 ml Ginger liqueur
4 fresh Blackberries (muddle)
1 small sprig of mint (press)
30 ml lime juice,
25 ml Agave

Salt is optional

Method:

Shake all the ingredients and strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.

 

La Cava is available from all leading retailers including Whisky Exchange, Latitude, Gerry’s and Wine Rack.

For more information on La Cava and Emporia Brands, please visit http://www.emporiabrands.com

Follow La Cava on Twitter @EmporiaBrandsUK or Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/EmporiaBrands